Best Buys Android Game Development Contest Enters Final Stage

The Get Discovered! contest for Android game developers, sponsored by Best Buy and Hooked Media Group, is preparing to enter its final stage. Any developers hoping for the chance to win wide-scale distribution through Best Buys App Discovery Center and seed funding from Trinity Ventures, as well as an online advertisement package from the VentureBeat blog, have until 24 January to submit their entry to the Hooked games discovery platform.

After a period tracking a set of metrics for each game – including user rating, play time and installations based on recommendations – a set of finalists will be selected, on two tracks – for companies that have secured Series A financing, and for those who are seeking it. These finalists will be judged by a panel Bradley Horowitz, VP of product, Google+; Gus Tai, general partner at Trinity Ventures; Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat; and Margita Labhard, director of digital business models at Best Buy.

“With hundreds of thousands of apps currently in the Android Marketplace, it can be difficult for game developers to break through the clutter and have their games seen by the public,” said Prita Uppal, CEO of Hooked Media Group. “The Get Discovered! contest provides a tremendous opportunity for developers to raise exposure through Best Buy’s App Discovery Center and have their games played by new audiences.”

Find out more about the Get Discovered! contest here.